ICBN Membership

A shared vision

The ICBN is a member organisation. Members share a vision that all children and young people, together with the adults in their lives, can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.

Membership is open to professionals working directly with bereaved children, those who occasionally support them, and people interested in the area of children and young people’s loss. Members include social workers, teachers, community development groups, bereavement specialists, youth workers, palliative care professionals, researchers and policy stakeholders. As a member, you become part of a coordinated approach to ensuring all children have access to the bereavement support they need, when they need it. Always up-to-date on new research and practice tools, the ICBN is a national voice to influence relevant policy.

The ICBN is overseen by an expert Advisory Panel made up of representatives from bereavement services nationally and relevant stakeholders.

Benefits of membership

  • Develop your skill set and foster peer support relationship at networking events (usually two events per year).
  • Have input into the development of policy and best practice guidelines.
  • Quarterly email update has the latest news, upcoming events, reading lists and up-to-date research.
  • Access ICBN resources, fliers and tool kits.
  • Participate in an annual programme for Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week.
  • Receive discounted membership to the Irish Hospice Foundation E-learning platform.

Commitment from members

As a member, you make a commitment to working towards ICBN ‘Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People’.

How to become a member

Complete the online membership form together with an annual fee of €20.
Disclaimer: Memberships to the ICBN does not imply endorsement or accreditation.